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11-17-2012 03:58 AM
psalm18.2 I have made MGOS dirt cubes and used. I have made Oscomote cubes too.
11-16-2012 07:19 PM
monty67 Some might say I'm crazy but I've never had much luck with the Seachem products. I'm using up the last bottle of Flourish I've got just to get rid of it. The best luck I've had with fertilizers (and I haven't tried a lot or great substrates before) was the tetra Flora Pride they sell at petco. Always seemed to have really strong and colorful plants when i was consistently using that.
11-16-2012 10:16 AM
roadmaster Would maybe use Seachem's flourish comprehensive along with the Pot shot's for a while and see how plant's do over a few week's.
If more fertz are needed, such as with high energy tank's with CO2 being injected or supplemented, then I would look to dry fertilizer's rather than spend money on more expensive liquid fertz that are perhap's largely water.
11-15-2012 08:19 PM
Mostlydave Thanks for the info! I'm currently using seachem liquid ferts, should I try both or are these enough?
11-15-2012 05:56 PM
monty67 Good advise, I just put one at the base of my sad looking crypts and hopefully I will see a boost from them soon. My tank is only a 20 so I'm gonna stick with one for now and judge it over the next couple weeks.
11-15-2012 05:23 PM
Originally Posted by Mostlydave View Post
Do you use these just like root tabs?

How many would you use at once in a 38 Gallon?

I'm excited these look much more reasonably priced then root tabs!
Would not use more than three. As they release fertz,some will find it's way into water column but this does no harm unless you use too many.
I normally place one at base of rooted plant's like sword,crypt's.
11-15-2012 05:12 PM
Mostlydave Do you use these just like root tabs?

How many would you use at once in a 38 Gallon?

I'm excited these look much more reasonably priced then root tabs!
11-15-2012 04:44 PM
monty67 Gonna head over to the hardware store and pick up some of the pot shots after lunch. Thanks folks.
11-15-2012 04:01 PM
roadmaster Osmocote "Pot shot's " work well for me,Replace them every four month's.
I have also used the granules as bottom sprinkling before placing soil,gravel on top.
11-15-2012 03:37 PM
monty67 not really familiar with it, but after looking it up, fplata, are you talking the soil or actually using the slow release granuels?
11-15-2012 03:16 PM
fplata No problems at all, why not do it with osmocote?
11-15-2012 03:12 PM
making frozen dirt cubes

THis might be odd but I'm going to be redoing the whole tank later next year. For now I'm trying to get a little better nutrients into the substrate without going crazy with fert tabs that I've had limited sucess with. I was wondering about making a thick mud out of a soil and then freezing it into cubs, then pressing some into the bottom of the gravel.

anyone see problems with that?

Also, do i just need an organic potting soil?


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